Tuesday, 18 November 2008


During an episode of the Simpsons (Hungry, Hungry Homer), the word Meh was used by Bart and Lisa:

Homer: Kids, how would you like to go... to Blockoland!
Bart & Lisa: Meh.
Homer: But the TV gave the impression that...
Bart: We said "meh"!
Lisa: M-E-H. Meh.

Ever since then, Pete and I often use the word... followed by M-E-H of course. It's defined as being indifferent/not caring.

To really show how a TV programme can influence society, Meh has been selected for inclusion in the 30th anniversary of Collins English Dictionary. Hundreds of words were suggested by the public including jargonaut (a fan of jargon); frenemy (an enemy disguised as a friend) and huggles (a hybrid of hugs and snuggles).

So next time you are asked a question and your response is complete indifference, you know what to answer.


  1. We have much to thank The Simpsons for...

  2. HAHA! I love the Simpsons!! Lisa's my favorite character--she's pricelessly hilarious and witty and I'm totally like her (in real life, not over blog lol)

  3. I like that word...I may have to start using it.